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>> in the news this sunday morning, september 9th, a walnut creek man faces charges after strike two men on the sidewalk with his truck. and searchers return to the sacramento river in chico look for any sign ever a college student. >> let's start with a first look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi there, carolyn. good morning, everyone. looking good but we have more low clouds and fog moving across the bay. it's a cooler start, down to 44 degrees in our north bay valleys. right now we will look for the fog to overspread parts of the bay, and then pull back and we will look for temperatures today to be a little cooler. we have a trough situated off the northern california soft
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coast and that's going to allow for numbers to be in a more narrow range. notice those 90s are a little bit further reaching to the east and we will talk about how long the cooling trend will last in a few minutes. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. a walnut creek man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after his pickup truck struck two women who were talking walking on the sidewalk last night. within victim died at the scene, the other in the hospital. she's in the hospital right now. police have identified the driver as 53-year-old jose debreesi. abc7 news reports. >> witnesses say about 6:30 the red chevrolet pickup truck came speeding south bound on north main street in walnut creek. a family of three was walking on the westbound side of the street. irene was walking when she saw the scene. >> she went into the people.
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and mom flew all the way from the corner here and the girls flew all the way to the parking lot. >> the mother died apparently on impact. her body lies at least 40 feet from where the truck struck her and another female. the injured woman was taken to a local hospital in what he and witnesses call grave condition. >> the young girl, she was laying down and she was -- her head was all bloody. >> that's what i heard. >> yeah, she was unconscious. >> the accident happened right in front of the theiriot hotel on north main and paradise drive. the driver of the pickup truck was hot hospitalized. police of investigating whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident. first reports are victims are mother and daughter but police are not revealing their relationship except to say the woman who is hospitalized is in serious condition. the condition of the driver is unknown. abc7 news. a windsurfer has been found
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alive after being stranded in san francisco bay for more than three hours just before 6:30 last night 50-year-old man got stranded off coyote point park when the wind died down. he was found a half file offshore shortly before 10:00 clinging to his board. he had been windsurfing with his son before he went out on his own. he was taken to the hospital for observation. >> two south san francisco toddlers are safe at home this morning after being snatched by their father and spending three nights on the run in a sailboat. this is a mug shot of christopher maffei released last night by san jose county authorities. this picture shows the children on friday after being reunited with their mother. we spoke with the family about the kidnapping ordeal. >> just said dad and boat. i thought he was a little thinner, but maybe he didn't have much food on the boat. >> these are photos taken just
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today of brooklyn and devin maffei. the brother and sister are enjoying themselves at a cousin's birthday party just hours after the coast guard rescued them off a stolen boat in monterey. >> my heart, i was just so relieved when i heard that they were found and they were safe. >> authorities arrested the children's father, christopher maffei. he's charged with kidnapping, parental abduction and child endangerment. according to the kid's grandmother, tuesday afternoon tuesday afternoon maffei jumped over the fence, broke into the house, grabbed the two children and ran down the street to a rental car that was still running. he then sped away. he drove to alameda where he stole this 40-foot feet. the police, county singles and fbi and coast guard tracked his getaway for three days. last night just before ate two
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boats filled with law enforcement and loss neglect goators moved in. >> the suspect said he was remorseful and wanted to do anything he would of could to assist. >> the children were reunited with their grandmother. >> jennifer has been estranged from her ex-boyfriend for two years. in fact, the day her children were taken from her home, she was filing for a restraining order against paw -- maffei. abc7 news. >> in a statement just released the children's mother said i'm eternally thankful to the police departments, the united states coast guard, fbi and the media for all of their hard work and diligence. she says both kids are doing great. police in pittsburgh are piecing together clues in the murder of an 18-year-old that was killed just as about he was
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about to tape a music video. it happened friday evening in buchanan park. abc7 news reporter sergio has details. >> to his fans the 18-year-old musician was known as mac day. this is a film he filmed this friends earlier this summer. his real name is da von george. he was shot to death friday night. his family is struggling to understand the brutality of his murder. >> he's a well-behaved kids. he has a lot of love in him. and the sad thing about it is his little brothers and sisters were there when this all unfolded. >> police tell us devon and about five other people were about to begin filming at buchanan park when two other people walked up to them and an argument broke out. the group started running in different directions to get away. police tell us devon george was shot in the back. it happened to broad daylight
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and investigators say they have two suspects they are looking for and they have pretty good leads. there are surveillance cameras at the park and detectives are now going overjoyedio from the cameras as part of the investigation. his uncle said the 18-year-old had been producing music since he was six years old and recently was getting some positive attention. >> making songs and meeting artists throughout the industry. that's what it was starting to happen. they were starting to contact him. >> his siblings who witnessed the shooting are now getting counseling because of what happened. in pittsburgh, abc7 news. search crews are out this weekend looking for a college student from lafayette who disappeared on a tubing trip on the sacramento river. 20-year-old brett olson, a cal-poly student, vanished a week ago from today after setting out on the river near chico. authorities say it's possible he
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got lost in the brush around the beach. there is a massive facebook campaign to try to find him. that page now has more than 86,000 members and a post from olson's father this weekend indicates there's now a $50,000 reward for information that leads them to olson. in morgan hill volunteers shed up to search for missing teenagers sierra law more, which they have every saturday and wednesday since mid-march. she disappeared march 16th from her home. anthony torres has been charged with her murder. her body has not been found. friday discovery of female remains in san benito county has not discouraged volunteers. >> it gets hard. like what happened yesterday, everybody was scared but everybody still showed up here today and it's been very positive. >> up to 60 volunteers show up
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every search day to help look for sierra. the headquarters are at burnet elementary school in morgan hill. a wildfire burning in lake county continues to burn out of control. the scotts fire has burned more than 3,000-acre since it began friday afternoon. it's about eight miles east of ukiah. evacuations in the area has been lifted but the fire is only five percent contained right now. fire officials have reopened highway 16 in calussa county near the canyon about 60 miles northwest of sacramento. 26 square miles have been scorched since it began tuesday. that fire is 70% contain. today is the two year anniversary of the san bruno pipeline disaster. this afternoon at 5:00 the city will mark the occasion by unveiling a memorial plaque of a community sculpture at san bruno
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city park. on september 9, 2010, san bruno glen way -- pg&e natural gas distribution lineup turd and burst into flames at the corner of glenview and claremont. the fire destroyed 38 homes and killed 8 people. some homes have been rebuilt and others are under construction. there are three bills to reform pipeline oversight. all three passed the legislature and are waiting for the governor's signature. the state public utilities commission has yet to levy any fines against pg&e. the company faces numerous civil lawsuits. up next, vice presidential candidate paul ryan comes to the bay area. we will tell you about his visit with the former 49er. and the governor signs new work lace rules for employees when wear
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>> paul ryan is raising campaign cashier in california. this weekend he made a couple stops in the bay area. the wisconsin congressman was the guest of honor at a breakfast fund raiser of former 49er brett jones and his wife. he then headed to google headquarters in mountain view and held an online chat. this is video of it that is posted on google plus. he took questions from supporters about a number of issues, including the economy. >> we want economic growth, we want opportunity, we want an opportunity society where everybody can make the most of their life, where they can tap their potential. where nothing stands in their way. hey, louis, how are you doing? >> he wrapped it one a fundraising dinner at the convention center. you can watch his entire virtual
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video chat from google on our website, click on "see it on tv" for a link. congressman ryan will appear later on this morning on abc coming up at 8:00 on abc this week and an election special with the nominee. ryan's thoughts on the democrats and his party's next move. that's all coming up at 8:00 on "this "with george stephanopoulos. california employers must accommodate religion attire and not place people who wear it out of public view. that's as a result of a bill signed this weekend by governor jerry brown. this measure clarifies requirements for employers who might otherwise engage in job discrimination. >> 1964 it makes it very clear this is dress code imposed by an
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employer must accommodate religious attire. sosa long as there is no undue hardship posed on the employer, they will need to say you can wear that head scarf and you can wear that turbine. >> the new law has the potential to help the case of a muslim woman who sued disneyland last month saying she was fired from a hostess position after refusing to remove her head scarf. police are investigating a rash of robberies in pal amounts. 17 cars have been broken into over two days. they have all been in parking lots, most of them city-owned lots. all happened in the early evening. it does not appear the sis expect targeted any particular cars, but authorities do believe the incidents are connected. lisa argen is here now looking bright and cheery on this sunday morning. i hope the forecast is that way as well? >> a little cooler. we are down to 43 degrees this morning in santa rosa.
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feeling like fall. elsewhere fog is moving across the bay. here's the high definition emeryville camera. we do the cool down and then it's out of here. i'll explain next. >> also ahead, a new bay area ban on plastic bags is facing a co
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>> welcome back. it's 5:18. thanks for getting up so early and watching the abc sunday morning news. this is a live look showing you the golden gate bridge. not much going on right there right now. it's too early to have many issues. lisa argen will be along in just a bit to give you a full accuweather forecast. if you see smoke or hear rumblings coming from the shell refinery, they say don't be alarmed. the refinery in martinez is conducting what the company calls flare maintenance. fairs are safety devices used to ignite excess gas and depressure rise a piece of equipment. the maintenance will conclude today. makers of plastic bags are fighting back in santa cruz. they have filed a lawsuit to try to wipe out the is it's plastic bag ban. the a group called save the plastic bag coalition. and the group wants the fee
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retailers charge customers for paper bags increased from 10 to 25 cents. the east coast is being battered by severe weather. new yorkers are cleaning up after two tornadoes hit yesterday. this video you are looking at was taken in the city of breezy point. a careful look shows the tornado ripping through a house and the lights flashing. you see there as the transformers blow. one man was closing up his summer home when the winds came. >> two ladies walked by and said, jim, there's a tornado watch. i thought no big deal, tornado watch and luckily for me i was where i was because the whole side of my cabana got wind blown and everything was flying all over the place and somebody would have got earn hurt outside. >> and the midwest tense to be affected by the weather as well. high winds blew off a charge section of a roof in ohio and it landed on a car wash. so we are pretty calm by comparison. >> yeah. you notice, if you saw any
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football games yesterday, the jackets. definitely cooler after that strong cold front pushed through. today for us, a few subtle changes as we head outside right now. we are looking at conditions not as warm as it's been. once we get started there, it is clear here but there is fog. the marine layer anywhere from 1200 to 1500 feet deep and that will continue to deepen. 6:47 is the official sunrise. 7:46. but yesterday reno set a record of 96 degrees at the reno tahoe airport and they haven't done that since 1944. so it's been pretty hot in the mountains. and today some advisories up for the sierra nevada. live doppler 7 hd showing that the low clouds and fog, well, they are not very extensive right now, but we do have a system to the north and west of us that will allow for the marine layer to deepen, the on shore flow to increase and that will bring a bit of a cooling
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trend our way. take a look up to the north, this little cool pocket of air. santa rosa, 43 degrees. feeling like fall and longer nights. 55 in oakland. skies are partly cloudy here. we have a southwest wind blowing up toward fairfield. cooler air will be moving through the delta into our east bay valleys. temperatures will be coming down today as much as two to perhaps six degrees. already this morning we are five to six degrees cooler in some parts of our valleys in the north bay. two degrees cooler half moon bay with everywhere else anywhere from one to four degrees of cooling. that will be the trend today. low clouds and fog this morning will continue to develop. it will be cooler. we talked about that. and then the warming trend gets underway by about wednesday with the wind shifting mainly we will feel that in the inland valleys. here's the system. it's an upper level trough that not only will bring some cooler air to the bay area today, eats also going to bring a little bit of instability to the sierra
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nevada. so we've got not only the conditions affecting us here in the bay area, but with some gusty winds, low relative humidity and a chance of isolated thunderstorms, things are getting interesting from the northern sierra. upper 70s there to the southern sierra. 93 in yosemite, all the way down to the desert. some of this moisture pulling up into the mountains and the possibility of thunderstorms. and also we are looking at a red flag warning. so with winds up to 30 miles an hour and relative humidity below 10%. we have the dry fuels and the possibility of some fires there. way south, monterey, we are looking at the strong rip currents today. be careful if you are doing any beach combing here around the central coast. back home, 63 today with sunshine in the city. 68 in oakland. you all notice numbers cooler here. mid-70s for vallejo. 80s ward antioch with the
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breeze. down by the monterey bay, sunny but cooler. from santa cruz, 75 with low 80s. the accuweather seven-day forecast temperatures today, as much as five to seven degrees cooler in our inland valleys. and then tomorrow we will try to bring up the numbers a few degrees, but the real warming comes midweek when we see a return to the 90s, but still pleasant and sunny at the coast. the slight offshore flow not going to hit the coast. we will see mid-60s so it should be nice. >> not bad. thank you, lisa. let's check out sports. the cal bears righted their ship at memorial stadium yesterday, taking it to southern utah. mike shumann has the morning sports. >> good morning. it was a big day for local college football teams. cal, stanford and san jose state were all vectorious. we kick off with cal and southern utah. a must-win for the berries if they want to contend for the pac-10 title. they broke it up in the fourth quarter forcing two turnovers to score 30 points.
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zach maynard, 19 yards. cal had 518 yards total offense. after marc anthony return for a touchdown, the punt is bobbled. 69 yards. cal goes up 34-17. bears get insurance. he finds the seam, see ya. 77 yards. cal wins their first game of the season, 50-31, your final. stanford hosting duke. first quarter. the cardinals jumped out to an early lead thanks to this 76-yard punt return for a touchdown from drew torrell. stanford goes up on top, 7-0. second quarter, self gone taylor, 13 yards right up the gut. stanford up at the half. and a perfect throw here to torrell. six more. torrell, three tds in two dame. stanford improves with the victory. and a win over uc davis.
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spartans pull away. to chandler jones. ten yards. san jose state on top, 28-7. fails. 277 yards and a touchdown. big night for running back. this one 27 yards. spartans cruz, 45-13. they are now 1-1. all right. good news tore a's pitcher brandon mccarthy who had surgery wednesday to relieve pressure on his brain from a epidural hemorrhage after being hit by a line drive. he's up and around and texting. he said thanks buddy, i felt like i just got hit by you. kottaras continues to swing a hot bat. gives the a's 2-1 lead. still in the fourth. coco crisp gets in on the action. doubles to the gap. cliff scores from first. a's on top, 5-1. and brett anderson, 6 innings, no walks, struck out four. his e.r.a. it .69.
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now 4-0 in his four starts this year. a's hold a half card lead for the wildcard over baltimore. and there was trouble in the eighth. a rare wild pitch. alex cast lawn no gets it home and tied at two. hanley ramirez doubles. adrian gonzalez scores. the go-ahead run to the plate and brandon lee gets hector sanchez to line out. giants win 3-2. they win by four and a half games. and the giants in green bay. we will have those highlights tonight at five. i'm meek shumann. have a great day. up next, the situation in china may be worst as first thought as rescue teams begin to reach earthquake victims. and the two deadly attacks
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>> welcome back, everyone. in clean any survivors of two earthquakes that hit on friday are reportedly desperately waiting for more help to arrive. right now at least 80 people have died in the quakes. at least 800 more are injured. the 5.6 magnitude quakes hit in a poor, mountainous area of china will little or no communication. landslides blocked roads, preventing rescue teams from arriving. new this morning at least ten iraqi soldiers have been killed on an early morning raid on a military base about 50 miles north of baghdad. gunmen attacked the soldiers while they were sleeping, then got away. and more violence in the northern iraqi city of kukuk this morning. a car bomb struck a group of muslims who were wait to go apply for jobs with the police department, killing seven people and wounding 17. a police commander is blaming the attack on al-qaeda. u.s. secretary of state
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hillary clinton is meeting with south korea and malaysia leaders in russia this weekend. it's all part of the asia economic commission that wraps up today. she talked with russian leaders asking for support to end the crisis in sierra. but after the media moscow said they are still opposed to u.s.-backed penalties. people in san francisco are taking steps to help improve the lives of children in syria. this walk across the golden gate bridge was one of 20 held nationwide to bring attention to the civil unrest in syria and helped injured or malnourished children there. participants are also demanding global action to remove the syrian president assad from office. >> the whole world is watching. >> feeling a syrian on this side
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of the world i feel obligated to march on their behalf. it's the least i can do. >> the united nations has declared a humanitarian crisis in syria. for every person registered for the walk, $5.00 goes to provide aid in syria. for the first time of the national guard in california has a female brigade official. kelly was installed yesterday during a change of command, a ceremony autrefois air force base. she's a 30 year air force veteran. she's going to lead the 49th military police brigade which is stationed at travis. the 49th is the homeland response force for the western states. more than two dozen bus drivers in the north north bay may be losing their jobs. the marin independent journal reports the transit district could lay off as many as 30 bus drivers. those cuts could happen if the transit district loses a contract to provide bus service in marin county. currently the county pays golden
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gate to operate their bus routes. under a renegotiated contract the lay offs would save the county millions and the transit district would keep the contract but provide 25 mercer less service. that proposal will be discussed during a september 17th meeting. and then on the other side of the coin, bay area companies will be filling more than 300 positions during next week's hire event job fair sponsored by abc7 and the job journal. the event will be at the hotel whi t.c. om in san francisco from nine to four on wednesday. we have all the details on under see it on tv. new this morning the palo alto city council is considering a ban on medical mariner dispensaries. it would keep them from opening up shop. according to the bay area news group, three council members are seeking to fight a measure on the november ballot that would allow as many as three dispensaries to operate in palo alto. they claim allowing the pot
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clubs to open would load to secondary effects in neighborhoods like illicit drug sales and criminal activity. other peninsula cities, including mountain view and redwood city, have also moved to ban dispensaries. coming up, a northern california man is putting wall mutt shells to good use as farm fuel. and take a live look from our roof cam showing you the ferry building with the bay bridge in the background. lisa argen will have your forecast in just a few minutes. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! we got a lotta empty cans. tomato basil, potato with bacon,
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>> welcome back, everyone. it's 5 woo 36 on this beautiful sunday morning. we are showing you emeryville in high definition there. beautiful lights sparkling. it's going to be a nice day. a bit on the cool side perhaps.
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lisa argen will be along with a full accuweather forecast coming up." >> there's a new option for people who suffer from severe perspiration, people for whom anti-percent per rent the don't work. carolyn johnson has the story. >> for julia, taking a walk in the hot sun could bring uncomfortable consequences. >> i noticed about five years ago the amount of sweaty produced changed. it was more. and it had an odor all of a sudden. >> her pro fuse sweating, no one as heaper highdrosus, she decide today undergo a recently approved treatment. it promises to get rid of excessive perspiration permanently. >> it's a nonevasive way to permanently destroy sweat glands. these are the sweat glands responsible for excessive underarm sweating. >> the dermatologist said the
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technique is safe because there are enough sweat glands in other parts of the body to compensate. after first marking out a grid on the underarm area, a tech nicks uses a hand set to deliver heat. >> the procedure uses microwave energy to focus energy at the level of the skin where the sweat glands reside and it permanently destroyed them. >> while it delivers the energy to a calibrate the depth, a parallel system produce as cooling effect closer to the skin's surface, free venting damage to surrounding tissue, as seen here. the device is an alternative to surgical treatments, including the vaser, which uses a probe to destroy the sweat glands underneath the skin and botoxen ex-which is are used to temporarily disable sweat glands. all of the procedures can have side effects, the most common being pain and swelling in the treatment area, which can last for several days, or in some
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cases several weeks. >> the energy used in this system is used by software in the base station and a display on the hand set helps guide the technician through the procedure. >> it's automated. the computer gives us all the feedback when to start and stop the cycle. >> in about an hour julia is finished and ready to go home, hopefully to a new life free from severe perspiration. >> it's just more of a comfort issue really. mostly physical, somewhat emotional. >> that treatment costs roughly $5,000. it is not covered by insurance. the california department of health is expanding its recall of red vines candy made in a union city production center. now, in addition to the black licorice products recalled last month the department of health is warning these other products could have more than the allowable amount of lead. so added to the recall of family mix, mixed bites, snaps and
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black licorice twists. the bags are labeled with expiration dates of february, 2013. officials say eating the candy could lead to twice the allowable daily amount of lead in children. well, you've heard of solar energy, wind energy, and how about walnut energy? a wall thought farmer in dixon near sacramento is using his stockpile of leftover shells to help power his farm. wes lester use as first of its kind machine that heats up the shells to 2,000 degrees, converting them into a combustible gas that is sent to a generator. lester said he's the first person in the state to try it. and lester says he's going to get this second -- he calls it a gasifier and when they are up and running they will supply 80% of the electricity on his farm. >> if you scratch a walnut on a
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light wood scratch the oil from it will take away the scratch. can't be a deep scratch. but that's another use for walnut. >> i did not know that. the maven of all news here. >> anyway, in other news we are looking at a nice-looking day today but it will definitely feel cooler out there. heading outside you can see the wind blowing a little bit from ourrov camera and the fog is moving across the bay. we are talking about a five to seven degree cool down in some parts of the bay. i will have the forecast next. >> all right, you martha two wart wannabee. and some lucky kids got swim lessons from an olympian this weekend. next, the remarkable story of how he learned to swim. >> a gift card complaint i have never received before. i'm michael finney.
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welcome back. it's 5:33. thanks for getting up with us this sunday morning, september 9th. this is a live look from our damage cam. a pretty view there. it's going to be a relatively nice day today. lisa argen will be along in just a bit with a full accuweather forecast. knowing how to swim could earn you a gold medal some day or it could save your life. that's the message behind a bay area visit electric an athlete with five olympic medals and a world record, a career that abc7 news reporter johnathan bloom explains almost didn't happen. >> reporter: watching olympic swimmer collin jones warm up with the pool, there's one thing about him you might not guess. >> when i was five years old i almost set. >> jones, the first african-american man to set a world record in swimming, came from a family who didn't swim. when he fell overboard on a water ride, he didn't know how to come up for air.
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>> the lifeguards had to come in, resuscitate me and when i woke up, my mom got me into swim lessons within a week. >> swim lessons that eventually led him to olympic gold. lessons like the ones jones now teaches to young kids. this is video from the usa swimming foundation of his program called make a splash. you see what happened to jones as a kid is startingly common, especially for children of color. >> it's a huge problem. 70 mercer of african americans don't know how to swim and nearly 60% of hispanic children don't know how to swim. >> and drowning is the second leading cause of death for kids under 14. a statistic he's now set out to change, one child at a time. >> he is so patient, so giving. the kids really respond to him and that's important because you don't want this to be a lecture. >> team sponsor, phillips 66, is
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taking hem on a national tour to teach swim lessons. >> we want to stop drowning. let's give our kids proper tools to be safe around water. >> abc7 news. that is a great idea. and this is a good time to be getting out there and doing a little swimming. >> yeah. waiting to the mid-to late afternoon, but definitely cooler than yesterday. we had temperatures in the mid-80s. >> it was nice. >> today the numbers are coming down. we have a weak weather system off the coast. heading outside our sutro camera right now, there is some fog filtering across the bay, and that marine layer will begin to ramp up throughout the day today. sunrise another hour away, bringing us twelve hours and thirty-eight minutes of day light. live doppler 7 hd shows some of the low cloudiness right now along the coast here, the san mateo coast. but more of it will continue to develop with these on shore winds increasing throughout the
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day today and bringing us a bit of a cool down. 48 in napa right now with 43 degrees in santa rosa. so we are looking at cooler conditions this morning. 53 in san rafael with mid-50s in concord. so overall the temperatures this morning, with some cloud cover and a slightly cooler air mass, have come down anywhere from a deto six degrees. today we will add a stronger sea breeze. the numbers around the bay taking a bit of a hit. so low clouds this morning. we will see them pushing to the east bay, perhaps along the peninsula, and by 9:00, 10:00, perhaps some sunshine, but the breeze will pick up throughout the afternoon. then by the time we get on the back side of this system, come tuesday, we will look for a wind shift and that will bring warmer temperatures, especially inland, but more sunshine at our coast. so a ridge of high pressure brought the warmth the past couple of days. it's still with us, but we are going to feel the influence of this system to the north and
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west of us. and not only will it bring the cooler sea breeze, the relative humidity is pretty good around the bay area, but the gusty winds will bring down the relative humidity in the sierra nevada, and with that flow around the actual area of pressure, we are bringing up moisture and that will allow the chance again of isolated thunderstorms from the sierra down to the desert. the numbers here definitely on the warm side but with the possibility of thunderstorms, gusty winds, low relative humidity, red flag warning in effect until about 8:00 tonight. so watch out for that for northeastern california, northwestern nevada. and, of course, even though our relative humidity is okay around here, i always worry about that, especially into next week when the numbers warm. south of us we are looking at the possibility of strong rip currents around the monterey bay. later on this afternoon we have a giants game. temperatures will be dropping through the 60s. bring the jacket.
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63 for 3:00, 4:00 high temperature today. game time will be a little bit cooler than that, upper 50s. 68 in oakland. look for a low 60s to return. but with the breeze well out to the delta, 78 in concord with 74 in vallejo. numbers in the low 80s for morgan hill. 64 monterey. here the accuweather seven-day forecast. we are bringing down the temperatures today and tomorrow just a subtle change. we will still have that breeze check up in the afternoon and then that begins to back off on tuesday. the warmer weather, low to mid-90s, comes in the metal of the week and stays with us until the end of the week. up and down. >> this is usually our hottest month of the year. >> it's just getting started. >> what's up? >> just getting started. >> thanks, lisa. a california couple plans to sue american airlines for discrimination after their 16-year-old son with downs syndrome was not allowed on a plane. it happened a week ago today. the teen was denied to board a
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new york to los angeles flight. the air lean claims the boy was agitated and running around the gate area. the dad said american still hasn't contacted the family. >> first of all, to the american airline response, they are such chickens. they can pick up the phone and call me. they could e-mail me. but i haven't heard from them directly. so all i know is what people tell me they said. well, american airlines says the family should expect to hear from them soon, but that their actions were in compliance with the air carrier access act. legal experts say it's going to be pretty tough to prove american refused to let the boy fly because of his condition because airlines have the legal right to decide who boards their planes. 7 on your side's michael finney has heard just about every complaint possible about gift cards, but here's one each he has never heard before. it's the case of the mystery gift card.
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doug williams bought his friend a gift card for the movies. here it is. a little beat up. but there on the second line you can see it says century theaters. >> so he brought me over here last week to see the expendables 2, which was just released and they refused to take the card. she said we are no longer a century theater. >> no longer? look at the seen out front next to the street. look at the sign on the building. >> sure looks like a century theater. >> that's what he said. it says century 21 on the outside and the ticket stub said century 21 and she still refused to take it. she said we are no longer century theaters. >> but look closer and on the bottom of this sign it says wind chester theater. and look through the ticket window. back against the wall there's another sign and it says winchester 21, 22 or 23. so i go to the theater next door
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and there i find this sign, sin mart gift cards are no longer accepted at winchester theaters 21, 22 and 23. so can i see a manager for mr. information? i'm michael finney from channel 7 news. >> i'm told this guy is a manager but he said only the assistant. he refers me to the manager, who has the day off. so i call the manager this morning, and he refers me to the marketing vp, where i leave a message and haven't yet heard back. i spoke with a cini mart person who said the theaters are indeed separately own and not a part of cinimart. doug didn't expect anything from the theaters, i just wanted consumers to any. >> if you've got these gift cards, even though it says century 21 on the theaters, you can use these gift cards here. kind of a heads-up for the public. >> it was a nice thing for you to do. >> thank you. i think there's a lot of incidences in the past where
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people have bought gift cards and been unable to use them, and they are really easy to lose out of your wallet so you want to use them before you lose them. >> he's right. now the good news is the gift cards were just fine and you don't have to go far to use them. here's the seen for the century theater. it's across the street, the santana row, and look back there, a cinimart theater. here's a closer look. it isn't much of an inconvenience as long as you know, and now you do. apparently the century theater is still on the signage because, in part, these are now considered historic buildings. the cinimart buildings are contacting doug. he is going to make sure he is taken care of and happy. and when i make contact with the in chester theaters, i will ask for increased signage so consumers who haven't seen this report will have a better heads-up. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. coming up, some good, dirty
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